The ENTIRE day.
Around 2:00 I had a pang of guilt for not doing something more "productive". Then I stopped myself. At 4:00 another pang kicked in because I was supposed to meet my daughter at the gym. I texted her "Won't be coming. Have fun".
Amazing how conditioned we've become for busy-ness. It's been years since I've allowed myself a day of "nothing". In fact, it wasn't "nothing". I immersed myself in the woods and healed.
I listened to the birds. I listened to the water. I watched it trickle down the rocks. I dipped my toes in. I planted some moss. I stared at the trees. I saw a fox. And some deer. A turtle. And an owl. A snake. And a worm. A centipede. Some fish. Butterflies and birds ~ lots and lots of birds. I raked a few leaves. I took a nap.
Yes, I took a nap.
I am back from the creek now and damn, I feel good.
Oh, and it's almost time for bed.
I might do "nothing" again soon - it agrees with me.
How about you?